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Goodbye Ebola, hello Arctic blast: This week in Dallas city news

Goodbye Ebola, hello Arctic blast: This week in Dallas city news Dallas had 32 percent turnout, down from 37 percent in 2010, and voted Democrat, almost all the way: favoring Wendy Davis over winner Greg Abbott for governor, and David Alameel over winner John Cornyn for senator. The only exception: Craig Watkins, … Full News here […]

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Dallas Tops Snobbiest City List

Dallas Tops Snobbiest City List The survey revealed that some Dallas residents may come off as intellectual and confident. Maybe too confident. Perhaps even bordering on pretentious. They credit our fair city's fancy hotels, spas, theaters, museums and Neiman's at NorthPark as good … Full News here – Read more on NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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Few of Dallas' Cops Live in the City, and Chief Brown Says They Should Know

Few of Dallas' Cops Live in the City, and Chief Brown Says They Should Know … At the latest town hall meeting held by District Attorney Craig Watkins, Dallas Police Chief David Brown, speaking to a primarily black crowd, said a program to educate young officers about the police department's history with the city was […]

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The City of Dallas Isn't Sharing in the Region's Economic Boom

The City of Dallas Isn't Sharing in the Region's Economic Boom While scrolling through my Facebook timeline the other day, I was startled by a post from something called “Dallas Economic Development” which trumpeted the “fact” that “Dallas is a top 10 city for affluent residents.” This leapt out at me, because I … Full […]

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Dallas city workers can now run for public office

Dallas city workers can now run for public office A new state law that allows municipal employees to run for public office without resigning negates longstanding rules against the practice in Dallas. The law, passed last year, prevents a city from punishing or firing an employee “solely because the … Full News here – Read […]

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Dallas City Council approves budget without tax hike

Dallas City Council approves budget without tax hike The Dallas City Council approved a $ 2.81 billion budget Wednesday that includes enhanced services at libraries and recreation centers, an unchanged property tax rate, and higher water and sanitation fees. The 15-member council voted unanimously for the … Full News here – Read more on Dallas Morning […]

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Dallas City Manager says he understands more change is needed. But will it be

Dallas City Manager says he understands more change is needed. But will it be … … off a memo to Gonzalez saying the city's transportation and Trinity River Corridor Project office have flubbed two more important projects – the Houston Street Viaduct reconstruction and the development of a championship golf course in southern Dallas. Full […]

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Writer: Why Cowboys stink, Dallas is America's worst city

Writer: Why Cowboys stink, Dallas is America's worst city Have you ever been to Dallas? SPOILER: It's America's worst city. Everything people decry about traffic, sprawl, McMansions, and general American vapidity is embodied by Dallas. It's a tacky town filled with tacky people and they have earned the … Full News here – Read more […]

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Dallas City Council, in broad strokes, backs proposal to privatize Fair Park

Dallas City Council, in broad strokes, backs proposal to privatize Fair Park The Dallas City Council on Wednesday offered broad support for a proposal to hand over Fair Park's operations and management to a private, nonprofit group. A special Fair Park task force briefed the council – and the Dallas Park and Recreation Board … […]

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Dallas City Council to take closer look at plan to bar sex offenders from

Dallas City Council to take closer look at plan to bar sex offenders from … The proposal is also backed by Dallas police. More than 3,300 registered sex offenders live in Dallas, though officials said those currently living near the areas in question could potentially be grandfathered in. A couple Dallas residents spoke out … […]

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Dallas City Council to consider prohibiting sex offenders from living near places ‘where children commonly gather’

In May WFAA-Channel 8 reported on Dallas’ lack of an ordinance that keeps convicted sex offenders from living near schools, day-cares and parks, among other places where children might congregate. According to Dallas City Hall, Arlington has one prohibiting “habitual offenders” from living near schools and parks and day cares; so too Carrollton, Grand Prairie, […]

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Suspect told woman he would hex her if she talked, Haltom City police report

The woman told Haltom City police that the curandero said he could make bad things happen if she refused to remove all of her clothing Full News here – Star-Telegram.com: Latest Headlines

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Dallas City Manager A.C. Gonzalez’s vision of ‘change’ arrives; hires two new assistant city managers

City Manager A.C. Gonzalez and Mayor Mike Rawlings at a City Council briefing on January 21, 2014. (Mona Reeder/The Dallas Morning News) Dallas City Manager A.C. Gonzalez’s vision of … [visit site to read more] Full News here – City Hall Blog

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Dallas City Manager A.C. Gonzalez shakes up top staff

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Klyde Warren Park and Dallas City Hall have been studying closing Olive Street without telling the neighbors

A history of Olive Street looking toward Uptown, from August 2006 through February of this year, courtesy Google Street View In 2006, then-city council member Angela Hunt was very clear about what she wanted for the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park, which was barely even a concept back then. “We need to close down Harwood and […]

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